Noticing Signs of Stress
Take note of these signs that a child may need additional help during the grieving process.
Sometimes, grieving children’s reactions can be especially severe. You’ll naturally want to watch kids closely to get as clear a picture as possible of how they’re doing.
- have nightmares or scary thoughts, either in general or about the way the loved one died,
- fixate on the circumstance of the person’s death,
- not want to talk about the death or anything (even happy memories) about the deceased person, and
- experience problems with “hyperarousal,” such as trouble sleeping, poor concentration, excessive irritability, or developing new fears.
Parents know their children and their behavior best. If any of these problems are causing concern, reach out for help right away.
Communicating with Parents and Caregivers Around Routines
An article offering strategies for communication with parents/caregivers.
Shaping an Engaging Learning Environment
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Planning Our Days: Creating Schedules for Children
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“First/Then” Boards: Managing Daily Routines
A printable tool to help children know what to expect in their daily routines and activities.
Planning for Play in Daily Routines
A printable page to plan moments of playfulness during daily routines.
Provider-Parent Communications Log
A printable page to help parents and caregivers communicate about a child’s day.
Lesson Planning Practice
A tool to plan opportunities for learning connected to monthly and weekly themes.